Charles H. Coolidge Veteran of the Year &
Charles H. Coolidge Associate of the Year

Each year the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council selects a Veteran of the Year and an Associate (non-veteran) of the Year in recognition of support provided to the Veteran Community during the preceding year.

 

First awarded in in 1985, the award is named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Charlie Coolidge, Signal Mountain, Tennessee.

 

Each CAVC Member Organization in good standing (dues paid) may submit one nominee for each award. 

Charles H. Coolidge Veteran of the Year 

(Past Recipients)

Chris Dooley, Military Officers Association of America, Chattanooga Chapter, 2019

Mickey McCamish, Military Officers Association of America, Chattanooga Chapter, 2018

Bill Raines, Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2017

Ray Adkins, Military Officers Association of America, Chattanooga Chapter, 2016

Charlie Hobbs, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 203, 2015

Larry Hester, VFW Post 3679, 2014

William K. “Bill” Norwood, American Legion Post 81, 2013

Noah Long, (nominated by) American Legion Post 95, 2012

Dan Saieed, Navy League of the United States, Chattanooga Council, 2011

David Brewer, American Legion Post 95, 2010

Mark Parks, Medal of Honor Museum, 2009

Bill Norton, American Legion Post 95, 2008

Lester Norton Jr., American Legion Post 95, 2007

Fred Headrick, Medal of Honor Museum, 2006

Jim Shull, American Legion Post 107, 2005

Charles Lindy McNabb, DAV Chapter 6, 2004

Jim King, American Legion Post 107, 2003

Milton Thomas, American Legion Post 112 (Dalton GA), 2002

Homer Van Fleet Jr., Retired Officers Association, 2001

Charles Bearden, American Legion Post 14, 2000

Vincent Cain, American Legion Post 112, 1998

Harold Wilson, American Legion Post 14, 1997

Joe Murphy, VFW Post 1289, 1996

George Blair, 82nd Airborne Association, 1995

John Popham, American Legion Post 14, 1994

Ralph Wilson, 82nd Airborne Association, 1993

Carl Levi, American Legion Post 14, 1992

Lloyd Byers, Medal of Honor Museum, 1991

Charles Knowlan, Medal of Honor Museum, 1990

Robert Burgner, Retired Officers Association, 1989

Bryant L. Cook, American Legion Post 159, 1988

Leo B. Smith, Medal of Honor Museum, 1987

Etcycle Rains, DAV Chapter 6, 1986

William Fry, DAV Chapter 6, 1985

Charles H. Coolidge
Associate Veteran of the Year 

(Past Recipients)

No qualified nominee for 2019

Stacy Kehoe, Navy League of the United States, Chattanooga Council, 2018

Arlene Kluge, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 2017

Ron Galante, Navy League of the United States, Chattanooga Council, 2016

Stacy Kehoe, Navy League of the United States, Chattanooga Council, 2015

Patrick Abercrombie, Navy League of the United States, Chattanooga Council 2014

Jo Bridges, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 2013

Stacy Kehoe, Navy League of the United States, Chattanooga Council, 2012

John L. Jones, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 95, 2011

Carol Laing, Medal of Honor Museum, 2010

Stephanie Gabor, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 107, 2009

Janelle Thompson, VFW Post 1289 Auxiliary, 2008

Jo Bridges, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 2007

Sharon Hobbs, VVA Chapter 203 Associates, 2006

Carol Horton, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 2005

C. Joyce Harris, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 2004

Barbara Crabtree, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 2003

Sherry Kimbrow, WWI Veterans Barracks 2063, 2001

Marilyn Pickett, DAV Chapter 6, 2000

Charlotte Vandergriff, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159, 1999

Edith Whitman, WWI Veterans Barracks 2063, 1998

Sue Carman, VFW Post 4848 Auxiliary, 1997

Ellowene Wilson, 82nd Airborne Winged Angels, 1996

Faye England, VFW Post 4848 Auxiliary, 1995

Roberta Stone, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14, 1993

Shirley Byers, Medal of Honor Museum, 1991

Betty Rose, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 1990

Dorothy Stewart, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 1989

Eva Hickey, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, 1988

Katherine Blair, 82nd Airborne Winged Angels, 1987

Edith Adkins, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14, 1986

Inez McConnell, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159, 1985